100 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1918

After an enforced vacation of seven weeks owing to the influenza ban, Pendleton schools will open Monday morning. So much time has been lost by the schools that the children are facing some strenuous work for the remainder of the school year. Supt. Austin, however is arranging the work in such a manner as to go a long way toward making up for the lost time. This morning he stated that all buildings had been thoroughly fumigated and cleaned, and that every possible precaution will be taken to protect the health of all children and stop the spread of contagion.

50 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1968

A one-time candidate for the Walla Walla County Sheriff’s office, Eldon B. Bussell, 65, was charged with first degree murder in the shooting Friday of a cattle drover in which threats from the suspect held back officers and ambulance attendants from helping the victim. Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Kepohl said the victim, Don C. Maycumber, 42, a guard at the state penitentiary in Walla Walla and a cattle drover, was shot off his horse by a bullet that struck him in the back. Kepohl said the suspect made a threat of “I’ll kill the first man that crosses the track.” Kepohl said it was not determined if Maycumber was already dead when the threat was made. Cause of the shooting was not immediately clear. Maycumber was part of a team that was herding cattle by Bussell’s property.

25 Years Ago

From the East Oregonian

Nov. 30, 1993

Bryant Woolstenhulme, the prison inmate convicted of trying to kill a correctional officer at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution, has been transferred to the intensive management unit at Oregon State Penitentiary. Sentencing for Woolstenhulme was scheduled for Tuesday but has been postponed pending a psychological evaluation to determine whether or not he can be sentenced as a dangerous offender, said Robert Hill, deputy district attorney. Under the dangerous offender designation, Woolstenhulme could receive a significantly longer prison term. Without that designation, it is unclear what kind of sentence Woolstenhulme could face because his charge — attempted aggravated murder — is not included in the state’s sentencing guidelines, Hill said.

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